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Feel free to add a story; fact or fiction. :wink: …I’ll start.

‘There Was a Woman Sitting Alone at the End of the Bar’

Published Jan. 5, 2020

Out to dinner on a crisp fall night, a sandwich to go and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.

‘Empty Tumbler’

Dear Diary:

My friend and I were waiting for two bar stools to open up at a cozy hotel restaurant on a crisp fall night.

There was a woman sitting alone at the end of the bar next to the only free chair. She was staring idly into the distance, an empty tumbler in front of her.

My friend got the bartender’s attention and asked if he knew how much longer the woman would be sitting there.

The bartender looked at the woman with a sense of recognition and then slowly turned to my friend.

“Indefinitely,” he said dryly.

“Indefinitely?”

The bartender looked at the woman again.

“Indefinitely.”

Two other seats eventually opened up and my friend and I had a great dinner. When we left, the woman was still sitting there with her finished drink, watching the wheels turn all around her.

Geoffrey Rubin

In other words, “Life is for Living”… so, live it! Get out of the house (or regular routine) and do something fun… mentally and physically exciting… before it’s too late or you can’t! :confused: The internet will still be there when you get back… really!

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What if I think it’s fun to stay in the house, then what? I’m not being a smart arse here. Serious question.

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Sometimes it does a human being good to get some fresh air, to take in nature, leave all the everyday stuff behind. It does a lot of good for mental health.
I think most people will agree that it’s nice being home, their cozy little place where they can do whatever they please but they forget too easily how good it can be outside too, how many amazing things there are to discover and enjoy.

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This happened while I was in my first year of medical school. I was taking an exam in anatomy; it was really tough. They ask questions like “How many bones are there in the hand?” I was stymied. I kept saying to myself, “How many bones are there in the hand?” Then I heard this little voice that said “24.”

I looked around the room and there sitting on the window sill of the classroom was this little grey squirrel with a very intelligent face. And he pointed at his hand and said “24.” So I wrote it down. And then after the exam I rushed over to the library to look it up. And would you believe it? That stupid squirrel was wrong by four bones!

I went looking all over the campus for him. I wanted to kill him. I finally found him over on a bench by the psyche department. “You were wrong!” I screamed at him. “There’s 28 bones in the human hand!” “Oh,” he said pointing at his hand, “I thought you meant a squirrel’s hand.”

If that story doesn’t fit the thread I can make one up.

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Excellent thread… I have no story to post…
but will reconfirm after this week… tons to do before this winter weather on the way… gets here! :star_struck:

I’m about to make some sawdust… they say it’s man glitter… but I tend to think… I wear it well too :stuck_out_tongue:

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The stray cats around my house and my daughter stubbornly wanted to feed and keep them forced me to enjoy nature.

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Like everything:
Do what makes you happy :grinning:

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I didn’t get that at all from it…

I got either:
A. She’s a very lifelike mannequin.
B. She enjoys watching people.
C. She’s one of the rare people who fall asleep with their eyes open. :crazy_face:

(On a serious note… This could be an interesting thread. grins)

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Now I get it.

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Damn, shouldn’t have built my Mancave!

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Too cold outside up here in the winter, staying inside with my Cabin Fever!

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I got 2 hours in my shop… only because what I had to drag out, the rain stopped me!! :slight_smile:

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Bar Hoppers Beware! :grimacing::flushed::rofl:

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Ah yes, a bottle of scotch, a campfire and maybe a wolf howl or two. Good good times.

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Sure it’s a wolf???

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Nashville, TN! (cautionary tales of visiting the place)

Papa’s stories make me laugh hard enough to get a hernia! :joy:

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Cautionary tales about what you can, and cannot do… (from one of my favorite current comedians)

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